Thursday, October 29, 2009

Payback's a bitch, 38 of them

Excellent work ladies. The taxpayer thanks you, the women of South Africa thank you. Another sack of shit off the streets. Bottoms up. (sheesh, too many puns here).

A group of 38 South African women, who are accused of killing an alleged rapist, has been granted free bail by the Magistrate Court in South Africa's Eastern Cape province.

The female mob - all residents of Ngcobo near Mthatha - went ballistic last week Friday after coming across a 27-year old man who earlier that day was granted bail on rape charges.

The women, aged between 23 and 70 - assaulted him when he was waiting at a bus stop. He died on the scene.

The police said the case has been remanded to the 17th of November.

It is not the first mob killing in the Eastern Cape province. Recently a 35-year-old man was killed in Kwazakhele. The man allegedly assaulted and tried to rape a 65-year-old woman. “The mob was alerted to the alleged assault and attempted rape when the woman screamed. The community came with sticks and stones and beat him to death,” a police officer said.

After the latest mob killing, the police has warned the public not to take the law into their own hands.

When it comes to crime in South Africa, rape is one of the biggest problems. Between April 2008 and March 2009, the police reported 71.500 rape cases. Organizations like Rape Crisis, who offer support to rape victims, say the real figure is much higher as only one in nine rape cases are being reported to the police. - Digital Journal

5 Opinion(s):

Tim Johnston said...

There is some justice in Africa.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for a poor English, but English is not my language.

Lynching data from USA suggests that all cases of lynching were committed by Whites on blacks.
But maybe this is a myth.
Like a myth that "a serial killer is a White man", or like the myth that "only Whites can be racist":

South Africa: 'Rapist' dies after mob attack

6 April 2009
Uganda: Mob Hacks Men Over Cattle Thefts

29 March 2009
South Africa: Teens Necklaced By Vigilante Group

April 14 2009
South Africa:Alleged rapist dies after mob beating

20 April 2009
Uganda: Man Lynched Over Cannibalism

30 April 2009
South Africa: Three in custody over mob killing

06 May 2009
South Africa: Menzi beaten to death by a mob in KwaMashu

09 May 2009
South Africa: Community beats woman suspected of theft

18 May 2009
South Africa: Man hunted down and beaten

6 August 2009
Kenya: The lynching of a lorry driver in Kisumu

19 August 2009
South Africa: Six caught after mob attack

22 September 2009
South Africa: Angry mob kills suspected robber

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:29. With lynching, you need rope or at least the ability to make a type of rope. Therein lies the problem. It is easier to just rape, stab and eat your victims.

Anonymous said...

A rope isn’t a necessary accessory for lynching

"Any act of violence inflicted by a mob upon the body of another person which results in the death of the person," with a 'mob' being defined as "the assemblage of two or more persons.
Lynching in the second degree is defined as "Any act of violence inflicted by a mob upon the body of another person and from which death does not result"

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:09. According to the definition but not according to folklore. Hell, even the graphics used by Wikipedia suggest hanging.

Also, there is no doubt that lynching is a western concept, but given the definition and my earlier comment; you can expect Africa to have more barbaric ways of lynching. Which is in fact the case.

Also, the reason there are more recorded white cases of lynching, is that whites recorded their history.

However, what do you call a black mob attacking a white victim, a lynching? Hardly; it is usually described as random violence, but never a lynching or a hate crime.